or Connect
Mothering › Groups › May 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › Early signs?

Early signs? - Page 2

post #21 of 43
Lovelunarlight - It is very common during pregnancy for old tailbone injuries to become symptomatic. It's not surprising at all, especially since you were already experiencing some return symptoms before this pregnancy. The bad news is that the symptoms have the potential to get worse throughout the pregnancy as relaxing is released, ligaments relax and pelvic bones, the sacrum and coccyx (tailbone) all continue to shift and make room for your growing uterus and baby. The good news is that getting adjusted by a chiropractor can really help, and often times completely eliminate symptoms. I would highly recommend finding a chiropractor who is certified (or at least very familiar with) the Webster Technique for adjusting pregnant women. If you don't already know someone, you can search on the site icpa4kids.org . And make sure to also ask if the D.C. has experience adjusting the coccyx!

Good luck and I really hope you find someone to help you get this resolved early on!

Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2
post #22 of 43
Girlcarrot- I am hoping for either smile.gif. We have a boy who just turned 2, so I'm thinking little brother or sister would be good. We definitely want to try for more kiddos after this one too, and of course I would love to have a little girl eventually. How about you?
post #23 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aunaturalmama View Post

Girlcarrot- I am hoping for either smile.gif. We have a boy who just turned 2, so I'm thinking little brother or sister would be good. We definitely want to try for more kiddos after this one too, and of course I would love to have a little girl eventually. How about you?


I am hoping for a girl. I have a three year old boy. =] This will be our last child.

post #24 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrMommaLaelle View Post

Lovelunarlight - It is very common during pregnancy for old tailbone injuries to become symptomatic. It's not surprising at all, especially since you were already experiencing some return symptoms before this pregnancy. The bad news is that the symptoms have the potential to get worse throughout the pregnancy as relaxing is released, ligaments relax and pelvic bones, the sacrum and coccyx (tailbone) all continue to shift and make room for your growing uterus and baby. The good news is that getting adjusted by a chiropractor can really help, and often times completely eliminate symptoms. I would highly recommend finding a chiropractor who is certified (or at least very familiar with) the Webster Technique for adjusting pregnant women. If you don't already know someone, you can search on the site icpa4kids.org . And make sure to also ask if the D.C. has experience adjusting the coccyx!
Good luck and I really hope you find someone to help you get this resolved early on!
Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

Thanks for the info, DrMomma ~ I figured it was something like this. I have an appointment with my chiropractor, who I adore and who does Webster, next Wed. And I figured I'd get some craniosacral work done soon too.
post #25 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwilightJoy View Post


Anyone else have increased appetite already? I keep telling myself that a lot of women don't even know that they're pregnant by now (15 DPO) and that my hunger is probably mental. But I'm so hungry! Like the previous posters said, my jeans are already a bit tight, I can't gain a ton of weight early! I don't want my co-workers to know until end of October!
Fingers crossed that I do luck out! I think I've been okay hiding from them that I've stopped my coffee (by getting decaf at starbucks and then not refilling it at work), but with no HH they might get suspicious. They go out about every Friday. I think my best bet is to not go, rather than go and drink water. wink1.gif When they were heading out today I said I had to come home because someone wanted to see our house (it's on the market).

Ok, I have some tips for "fake drinking" too.  Find out if the place you are going sells non-alcoholic beer or if they make ceasers or bloody mary's.  If they do, say you have to finish something up and go a few mins late.  Order the non-alcoholic drink from the bartender.  If it's the beer, have them pour it in the glass.  This will buy you a few happy hours before anyone else catches on!

post #26 of 43

Hi, All! I'm also having some symptoms, but they're very slight. I'm feeling really bloated and constipated, but I also have IBS-constipation, so that's not totally new, though this is more persistent and just feels different somehow. My nipples have a weird tingling feeling occasionally, and I am sooo thirsty!!!! I also have an incredibly dry mouth, like even my gums are dry. Are any of you all experiencing this? I would say that this was my very first pregnancy symptom.

 

I've also experienced weird side twinges like some of you all have mentioned, but I didn't think it had anything to do with what my uterus was doing. I just thought it was gas. Who knows. I've been hungrier than is typical for me, and I find that I want to eat small meals every three hours or so.

 

I'm sending all of us luck and good vibes. Hopefully we get just the right amount of symptoms, so that we feel that everything is progressing beautifully, but not so many that we feel all that uncomfortable. wink1.gif  A girl can dream, right?!?
 

post #27 of 43

So far my symptoms have been a fullness in my pelvis, ligament and uterus stretching/irritation feeling, increased urination and bowel movements (tmi..sorry). I have a slight nausea but nothing bad. I have been more thirsty, and have sudden attacks of a starving feelling...which is when i feel that slight nausea. Oh, and fluctuations of freezing  and sudden hot flashes!!

post #28 of 43

I cry and get irritated really easily and my breasts and nipples are so sore I bought new bras to compress them and pad them from anyone bumping/brushing by them! My uterus feels full and very very crampy. I get some waves of nausea and I crave salty things like pickle and olive brine.  Early pregnancy is really hard for me.  I've deleted 3 friend from facebook in as many days because they said things that upset me so much. HORMONES, AMIRITE GUYS?

 

I do want to say that Asia is a very big continent with lots of very different people on it and it's probably not a good idea to assume all Asian and/or Asian American women's bodies are similar, because it's not likely to be true and making generalizations based on race is never a good practice.

post #29 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mamma Mia View Post

I do want to say that Asia is a very big continent with lots of very different people on it and it's probably not a good idea to assume all Asian and/or Asian American women's bodies are similar, because it's not likely to be true and making generalizations based on race is never a good practice.

truedat.gif!

 

Well, the nausea is definitely not fun. I have had attacks each day this long weekend that made me a b*tch not fun to be around!! I also took naps today and yesterday (milking the weekend for all I can). It's amazing how strong symptoms can be despite it being so early! Those raging hormones!

post #30 of 43

I know! Isn't it amazing how fast it all sets in?  I've truly found that the first trimester is the hardest for me.

post #31 of 43

DH just reminded me last night of my biggest "pregnant tell" which is that I start eating like a hungry teenager, not necessarily in quantity (at first) just in focus and speed. We're self confessed foodies, and both of us generally eat at a slower pace. Dinner is always an event in our home. But by 9dpo I start eating my meals at a rapid pace and become the first one at the table finished. This will last until the nausea starts at about 5 1/2 weeks. Then in the 2nd trimester it comes back and then I also start eating large quantities of food.

 

Today (15dpo) I have started getting some uterine cramps, which is also normal for this point for me.

 

This being my 4th pregnancy I'm beginning to recognize the way my body responds and getting better at dealing with it all too.

 

I am curious to see what my cravings are this time around. With both my boys I had salty and savory cravings. DS1 was cheeseburgers. DS2 was fries & salted nuts. I am pretty good at waiting when I have cravings. With DS1 I would make myself go 2 weeks between cheeseburgers.

post #32 of 43

Hi,

I would recommend that you do what you can while pregnant to release whatever it is you have stored in this injured area. I can tell you from experience with my first birth that any stored emotion or prior injury will rear it's head during child birth. Especially if it is located in an area such as the tail bone and sacrum. That area undergoes a complete physical transformation in order to push the baby out and if it is locked up it will make birth that much more difficult. I'm speaking from an unmedicated, home birth experience so maybe an epidural would block the pain? I'm not sure. Anyway, I can tell you that I am going to spend a good amount of time (and $$) with my acupuncturist and a chiropractor this time around to ensure a more open sacrum during birth..

post #33 of 43

I am craving Mediterranean food like yogurt, greek seasonings, lamb, tahini and so on.  And I'm really into this greek yoghurt drink that is tart, unsweetened yoghurt, fresh mint and fresh garlic.  But it's all dairy all the time over here, though I have had a nagging craving for Tom Kha Gai soup too!

post #34 of 43

From about 7dpo my boobs were extremely painful, so much so that I told dh and wrote that I'd be extremely resentful at my body if I did not have a BFP this go-round because it's been over a year since my boobs were that sore that early! This is the sorest they've ever been with any pg and the most consistently sore they've ever been (no coming and going). From like 7-12dpo I was very hungry for protein, and could eat my weight in meat, it seemed. But my appetite has dropped considerably, which I would still call a symptom, 'cause really? Me? Not eat? ROTFLMAO.gifStill having aversions to lots of carbs and junk (YAY!) and I don't want anything sweet really, except maybe fruit and a touch of sugar in my mint tea. I've been eating so well (for me) that I've actually continued to lost weight this past week that I knew I was pg, which is a miracle for me (not that I'm trying at all now, but I had been eating better and training for my first 5k for 4wks prior to the BFP) since with the others I gained several pounds even before my first appt! So, no ice cream (did have frozen yogurt but had to eat it in 2 sittings, lol) no reese's peanut butter cups, no cupcakes or pancakes...nothing that I'd crave usually! OH, and most bread-and-cheese delights like pasta and pizza just don't tickle my fancy. Maybe I'll give it all up permanently? 

 

I completely expected to be dead tired since I'm 13 years older than last time and with both previous babies I was out cold at 8pm every night and snoring loudly. (I'm a night owl by nature) This time, I get tired but not that bone-tired, someone-turned-off-my-power-switch tired. Almost insomnia many nights so far. I have twinges and stuff in my lower abdomen but I think that's related directly to the (TMI) alternating constipation and diarrhea more than my uterus. I have to admit though, I'd forgotten what it was like to be early pg and be all bloated and puffy and not want anything tight on my belly! I love it! I keep rubbing it, too and that will make it hard to hide. I don't really want to hide but I'm enjoying people not knowing for once. I told my closest peeps and family but my less-close friends and coworkers are still in the dark. 

 

Finally, I am definitely encountering the hormonal irritation that borders on rage for me. And tears. For everything! 

post #35 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelsbot View Post

Hi,

I would recommend that you do what you can while pregnant to release whatever it is you have stored in this injured area. I can tell you from experience with my first birth that any stored emotion or prior injury will rear it's head during child birth. Especially if it is located in an area such as the tail bone and sacrum. That area undergoes a complete physical transformation in order to push the baby out and if it is locked up it will make birth that much more difficult. I'm speaking from an unmedicated, home birth experience so maybe an epidural would block the pain? I'm not sure. Anyway, I can tell you that I am going to spend a good amount of time (and $$) with my acupuncturist and a chiropractor this time around to ensure a more open sacrum during birth..


Agreed, Kelsbot.  Seeing my chiro today, and my magical Reiki/lightworker tomorrow. joy.gifI'm working towards a home birth as well, and I know this is definitely something I'll need to resolve as much as possible as early as possible.

 

I don't know about you ladies, but nausea is setting in over here, for real! Is it too late to take back what I said earlier about not wanting those symptoms to go away so I'm clear things are happening? winky.gif  Trying to stay on top of eating ~ it seems like if I don't eat every 1.5 hours or so, I feel super yucky.  And if I eat too much at any time I feel yucky too! It's getting hard to come up with foods that I feel like I could get down.  I have gluten and dairy allergies so I avoid them completely, but of course those are exactly the things I'm craving! 

post #36 of 43

Pregnancy nausea started today. Not fun when you're trying to feed your toddlers lunch and start feeling like you are about to throw up all over the table. I actually had to leave them at the table and go and get something for me to eat.

post #37 of 43

I've been feeling kind of crampy, and have been nauseous on and off since monday morning. My breasts really aren't that sore, which surprises me because they were SO sore during my first pregnancy. But, I also breastfed my daughter to about 18 months, and they might not have as much changing to do this go 'round. I was also a super b**** on monday and all last weekend. Every little thing seemed to get to me, and then I blew something with my SILs way out of proportion on monday. Today it all makes sense...

post #38 of 43

Yeah, so for me it's the RAGE!!!! I haven't yelled at anyone, but I keep telling my dh that I'm writing off a particular friendship, and I have these dreams about people with whom I work being out to get me. It's totally crazy, and I've never experienced any sort of pms, so I'm not accustomed to feeling weepy, irritated, and generally unsettled as a result of hormones. It's all very new. My boobs have gotten even more sore as the days have passed, and they seem to have grown half a cup size already. I got a massage today and I didn't anticipate how much my breasts would hurt from laying stomach down on the massage table and having the massage therapist massage my back, which ended up irritating my breasts all the more by pushing them into the table. ugh. I couldn't wait for that experience to be over.

 

And then there's the bloating. I've already bought two belly bands and I'm wearing them every day. Am I ashamed? Sure. But, am I comfortable? Absolutely.

post #39 of 43

I love it Crunchyuchie...belly bands and all!  I am with you!

 

 

What is with the sore nipples this time?  So super sensitive, really really sensitive.  My first sign this time for certain.

post #40 of 43

I know, right!? I'm like, "slooow down fellas! You have nine months to become ginormous and feel irritated." They're on a mission, though.
 

  Return Home
  Back to Forum: May 2013 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › May 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › Early signs?